SECTECH Roadshow, which kicks off in Sydney this Thursday,  May 4 (register here for free parking), is the perfect opportunity for installers, end users and consultants to get across the most capable solutions on the market – with a sharp focus on operational performance – while meeting with suppliers, customers and colleagues.

Alongside SecTech Camera Shootout’s 3 huge broadsides of the industry’s best surveillance cameras, including low light, bullets and PTZs, SecTech incorporates a panel discussion on the vital topic Securing Networked Security Devices and a presentation on video contents analysis.

SecTech is designed to allow visitors, manufacturers and distributors to get down to business when talking about security technology – it’s short and sharp – over the course of the roadshow 1750 installers will get a look at the very latest electronic security solutions from the best manufacturers and distributors in the business, while enjoying a light lunch and a couple of drinks (if you pre-register there’s free parking. 


Put 'em on the rack! (Nikon AIS F1.2 spherochromatism soup…) 

As ever, the entire point of SecTech’s Camera Shootout is which of the latest cameras performs the best in a range of conditions, including low light, no light and backlight. We’ll look at the low light group first, then move on to bullet cameras – these represent a fast-growing area of the market and combine the best camera systems with the most rugged camera bodies. In these 2 tests, we’ll be looking at sharpness, colour rendition, noise levels and most importantly for night time operations, we’ll be using Ronnie Rotakin to show us motion blur. Our management system is Genetec Security Center and we have a 48-port Brocade gigabit switch as our primary (thanks Genetec and Hills!)

A particular highlight of SecTech Sydney is its leveraging of the towering stand at Randwick Racecourse to run off the world’s best PTZ cameras against each other in a shootout the likes of which the world has never seen. These are the big boppers – powerful and rugged surveillance solutions for serious applications. As well as being a great venue for an expo, Randwick is a cracking spot for a PTZ shootout and we’ve been speaking with course management to see if we can organise a couple of training runs in the afternoon to allow us check out IVA, track of very fast moving objects and indulge in a wee flutter. 


Norman says he's looking forward to getting out of the SEN office and going somewhere other than Westfield Bondi Junction.

There are 12 manufacturers at the shootout this year, including a couple we’ve not seen on the test jig – Honeywell, Uniview and Mobotix, the latter of which is now fully integrated into our management solution, Genetec Security Center. The full list includes Sony, Panasonic, Bosch, Axis, Hikvision, Dahua, Vivotek, Honeywell, Uniview, Mobotix, Pelco and Samsung. We’ve never had so many manufacturers in the test so it’s going to be a cracker. Our manufacturers are bringing their latest and greatest cameras – many are just released and at least one is prototype slated for release later in the year. Want to know how the best cameras in the world stack up against each other? SecTech Roadshow is the answer! 

SecTech is a great event – it’s small enough to be local yet big enough to be must-attend. SecTech has more roadies in 2017 than ever before – the expo sold out when Consolidated Security Merchants signed up last week and took the last spot in the back of the truck. Best of all, our roadies are bringing their latest goodies on this collective national tour – alarms, access control, locking hardware, surveillance, management systems, storage solution – as well as stacks of brilliant prizes.  

This year’s SecTech roadies include Camera Shootout sponsors Hills and Genetec, as well as Video Alarm Technologies, Honeywell Fire & Security, Bosch Security Products, LSC, CSD, Pelco, Video Security Products, C.R. Kennedy, Hikvision, ICT, Dahua, Mobotix, Tyco Security Products, BGWT, NX Witness, Q Security Systems and Consolidated Security Merchants.

SecTech Roadshow hits Sydney on May 4, Melbourne on May 9, Brisbane on May 11, Adelaide on May 18 and Perth on May 23. If you want to see the latest electronic security solutions, check out the best cameras, learn more about securing networked devices, as well as catching up with your customers, colleagues and friends, SecTech is your Roadshow.♦